<xsl:call-template> Element

Invokes a template by name.

  name = QName

Required. The Qualified Names name of the template to be invoked.

The <xsl:call-template> enables you to invoke a named template — that is, an <xsl:template> element — that has an assigned name attribute. If an <xsl:template> element has a name attribute, it might, but need not, also have a match attribute. An <xsl:call-template> element invokes a template by name; it has a required name attribute that identifies the template to be invoked. Unlike <xsl:apply-templates>, <xsl:call-template> does not change the current node or the current node-list.

An error occurs if a style sheet contains more than one template with the same name and with the same import precedence.

An <xsl:call-template> element can contain any number of <xsl:with-param> elements. However, it cannot contain other XSLT elements.

The following topic provides an example of <xsl:call-template>.

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